Carved ivory ball

May 26, 2020. 18:14 UTC
Carved Ivory Ball
Bradford
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
No
Description

Solid Ivory Ball with carving inside.

Provenance

unknown

Answered within about 21 hours
May 27, 15:42 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$200 - $400 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Bradford,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be an ivory carving consisting of a ball with two relief depicting battle scenes in costumes of the 17th century. This piece was made in the second half of the 19th century in France or Germany.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 200 to 400 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

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